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§ 36 Reporting damage to load-bearing structures and pipeline systems

The operator shall ensure that damage to and incidents in connection with load-bearing structures and pipeline systems are reported to the Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority's Corrosion and Damage (CODAM) database.
Section last changed: 01 January 2021

Routines can be established whereby parties other than the operator provide reports pursuant to this provision. Damage and incidents that occur during the installation phase and the termination phase, shall also be reported.
Damage and incidents that are so critical to the integrity of the pipeline system or load-bearing structures that they have been notified and reported as mentioned in Section 29, shall not be reported in CODAM.
The reporting shall be in accordance with the criteria and the format provided in the database as mentioned in the provision.
Damage and incidents as mentioned in the provision, may be as follows:

For pipes and risers,
a) any leakage, regardless of size, from a subsea pipeline or riser
b) free spans that exceed the design requirements, or if corrective measures are implemented
c) all areas with bare metal that exceed the design requirements
d) damage to the weight jacket and corrosion-protective coating on the pipeline system that exceeds the design requirements
e) damage as a result of third party activity, objects in contact with the pipeline system or in the immediate vicinity of them
f) falling objects that cause damage to the pipeline system
g) horizontal and axial displacement of subsea pipelines beyond the design requirements
h) vertical bulging of the subsea pipeline beyond the design requirements
i) internal corrosion and erosion in pipeline system: The most serious findings, over forty percent reduction in wall thickness, are reported in full. In addition, a representative sample of corrosion and erosion findings over a percentage reduction in wall thickness must be reported, depending on the criticality of the pipeline system.
j) external corrosion on risers where evaluation is required
k) damage to riser clamps
l) damage and defects in mechanical couplings
m) incidents in connection with the sender and receipt lock for pipe scraper ("pig")
n) damage to or missing anodes that exceed the design requirements.

For load-bearing structures,
a) collision between a facility and a vessel
b) anchorage and line breaks
c) deformed or missing structural element
d) impression of construction element
e) damage to hull
f) falling object which causes damage to the load-bearing structure
g) concrete peeling with visible reinforcement
h) cracks in the construction element where evaluation is required
i) corrosion and defective surface protection on load-bearing structure that cannot be repaired during normal maintenance
j) damage to or missing anodes.